Faculty Profile

Yoav Gilad
Section of Genetic Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Genetic Medicine; Vice Chair for Research; Dean for Biomedical and Health Informatics

Academic Interests

Dr. Gilad is a highly regarded and internationally acclaimed leader in the fields of human genetics, gene regulation, and genome biology .He is a molecular geneticist whose research focuses on advancing our understanding of the genetics of complex phenotypes by studying intermediate molecular data, such as gene regulatory states within and across populations and species. Dr. Gilad uses both human and non-human primate models to understand how changes in gene regulation can explain human diseases, and how individual cells vary and differ from each other. Understanding this variability has profound impact on our understanding of how organs and our whole body function as a unit, and may help in defining what genetic differences are truly relevant to the development of common diseases. Dr. Gilad’s lab uses innovative empirical and computational approaches, such as stem cell models, single-cell sequencing, genome informatics, and functional genomics tools, using both human and non-human primate cells and tissues in order to advance individualized medicine

Clinical Interests



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  • M.Sc, 2000, Weizmann Institute, Molecular Genetics
  • PhD, 2003, Weizmann Institute of Science, Molecular Genetics
  • Fellowship, 2005, Yale University, Genetics